La Maestra Community Health Centers

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Laboratory Manager

at La Maestra Community Health Centers

Posted: 7/14/2020
Job Status: Full Time

Job Description


The Laboratory Manager will oversee the daily operation and supervision of the La Maestra Laboratory.


  • Coordinate laboratory testing schedule
  • Adhere to all safety guidelines as established by La Maestra
  • Purchase lab supplies and equipment
  • Review all laboratory data, maintain required documentations, and approve ad release finished products and raw materials
  • Interpret physician’s orders and secure a requisition before performing test
  • Obtain the correct amount and type of specimen
  • Draws blood from patient’s finger, heel, or vein, observing principals of asepsis to obtain blood samples
  • Conduct quantitative and qualitative chemical analyses of body fluids such as blood and urine
  • Performs blood counts
  • Completes appropriate routing, handling, and processing of various medical specimens.
  • Performs tests in an accurate and timely manner
  • Informs physicians of lab results
  • Documents all requests and results of lab work accurately
  • Recognized abnormalities and notifies physician immediately
  • Performs daily quality control and cleaning procedures per guidelines
  • Ensures new employees are appropriately oriented into their department and LMCHC’s policies, procedures, mission, his/her duties, and other staff members
  • Ensures that all laboratory employee reviews are completed equitably and in a timely manner.
  • Evaluates staff performance and competency by direct observation, patient care standards, patient and employee input, and other related means
  • When needed, implements employee corrective action measures
  • Effectively addresses and mediates personnel issues in order to promote a productive and  healthy work environment
  • Ensures that security & safety protocols are enacted and followed for all supervised employees
  • Maintain effective communication and working relationships with other employees and patients
  • Is able to perform all Phlebotomist functions meeting or exceeding standards (see Phlebotomist Job Description)
  • Effectively uses all machines, equipment, forms, automated applications, computer programs (i.e. NextGen, i2i Tracks, Microsoft Outlook), etc. as required in performing assigned work
  • Meets all mandatory training requirements and keeps current with professional licenses and certifications
  • Policies and procedures are established for monitoring personnel competency in all phases
  • Quality assessment and quality control programs are established and maintained
  • Documents all requests and results of lab work accurately
  • Performs daily quality control and cleaning procedures per guidelines
  • Attend staff meetings
  • Performs other duties as assigned

Job Requirements:

Education: Bachelor’s Degree in Biology or related field required, Master's Degree in Biology or related field preferred.

Certification required: Current valid CA Certified Phlebotomy Tech License, current valid CPR certification.

Experience: Minimum of three to five years acceptable laboratory experience. Three years of previous management experience in a laboratory setting preferred. 

Verbal and Written Skills to perform the job:  Bilingual preferred. Familiarity with basic word processing, spreadsheet, and database applications. Accurate keyboarding skills.


La Maestra Community Health Centers is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender, disability or any other legally protected status.